DAILY BRIEFING: Boeing gets 528 orders at the Farnborough Airshow compared to 431 for arch-rival Airbus
Take-off: Boeing won 528 orders and commitments at the Farnborough Airshow this week
PLANE SALES US airplane giant Boeing won 528 orders and commitments at the Farnborough Airshow this week, against 431 for arch-rival Airbus. The combined sales are potentially worth £122billion.
FINANCE ROLE Helen Willis has been hired as the permanent finance officer at banknote maker De La Rue. She joined as interim finance chief in April this year after Jitesh Sodha stepped down.
HEADING OFF Mike Hussey, 52, is stepping down as an independent non-executive director at housebuilder Taylor Wimpey.
Hussey now plans to focus on his own private business and charity sector projects.
STOCK SCRAPPED Lithium miner Bacanora Minerals has ditched a planned share placing intended to raise £76million, blaming volatility in global commodities market.
PRIVACY POSTING Ruby Zefo will become Uber’s first chief privacy officer.
She will make sure the taxi app company complies with European data protection rules and will be based in San Francisco when she starts next month.
It comes after the company faced a litany of complaints about invading users’ privacy last year.
ROBOT WARS London-based artificial intelligence firm Deepmind and billionaire inventor Elon Musk have pledged, along with other technology businesses, not to develop killer robots.
A document was published at the 2018 International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Stockholm, Sweden, banning the development of weapons that use robots to select and attack their targets without human intervention.
UNION DEAL Budget airline Ryanair has signed an agreement to recognise the cabin crew trade union Verdi in Germany.
It is the third such agreement that it has struck with unions.
The company said it had also recognised Anpac in Italy and Unite in the UK.
DIAMOND SWOOP Miner Anglo American’s diamond company De Beers has bought Canada’s Peregrine Diamonds for around £62million.
CASH HUNT Ethical mobile phone company The People’s Operator has entered talks with a new investor to secure cash.
The struggling company, whose backers include Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, is selling its American division to help repay debt.